Learn Heands-Only CPR

Thank You, LA County, for helping us reach our goal!

In February, the Los Angeles County Departments of Public Health, Health Services, and Fire partnered with the Los Angeles Fire Department, the American Heart Association, and the American Red Cross to set a goal to train 100,000 Los Angeles County residents in Hands-Only CPR, and we did it! Thank you to our partners and everyone who joined the Heart Heroes to learn this life-saving skill. We continue to offer Hands-Only CPR training throughout LA county. If you weren’t able to attend one of our training sessions, we encourage you to visit https://www.heart.org/ to find a training course near you.

Why be a Heart Hero?

The leading cause of death is cardiac arrest. Cardiac arrest is an electrical malfunction in the heart that causes an irregular heartbeat and disrupts the flow of blood to the brain, lungs and other organs. When a person has a cardiac arrest, survival may depend on receiving immediate CPR from someone nearby.

Learning to perform Hands-Only CPR may help save the life of someone you know and love. Seventy percent of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests happen at home. Hands-Only CPR is performed by pushing hard and fast in the center of chest, without using mouth-to-mouth breaths like traditional CPR.

Hands-Only CPR focuses on the first few minutes following cardiac arrest. Frequent chest compressions move oxygen through the body to keep the brain and other vital organs alive, helping buy time until help arrives.

Don’t drop the beat! Music Can Help Save Lives

People may remember how to perform Hands-Only CPR by simply humming one of their favorite tunes. Songs like "Stayin’ Alive" by the Bee Gees, "Hips Don’t Lie" by Shakira, or "Crazy in Love" by Beyoncé featuring Jay-Z, all correspond to the correct chest rate of 100 to 120 compressions by minute.

Learn the two simple steps & Save a Life

  • Call 9-1-1.
  • Push hard & fast in the center of the chest.

For more information on certified course visit the American Heart Association at: https://www.heart.org/

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